“Azerbaijan gave 12 points to Ukraine and not to Great Britain at Eurovision Song Contest, and a similar situation occurred in several countries, including Georgia,” Azerbaijani media reported.
According to media reports, during the live broadcast, it was said that due to technical problems, Azerbaijan’s results would not be voiced by the TV presenter Narmin Salmanova, but by the EBU representative.
Narmin Salmanova said during a TV program shortly after the contest that she was surprised when she saw the results on the screen. The TV presenter said that Azerbaijan gave 12 points to Ukraine and not to Great Britain and specified that the channel had no technical problems.
Kalush Orchestra representing Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with their song ‘Stefania’. The Grand Final took place in Turin, Italy on May 14. The representative of the competition announced that the highest score of the jury from Georgia – 12 points went to the United Kingdom. Later, the Georgian Public Broadcaster released a statement regarding the points of the national jury at the Eurovision Song Contest. “At the Eurovision Song Contest, the national jury from Georgia gave the highest rating – the first place to Ukraine, which means 12 points. This is evidenced by a notarized document sent to the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Public Broadcaster is clarifying the details with EBU,” the statement reads.